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BC-VA--Greater Mid-Atlantic News Advisory 8:30 am, VA

May 20, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in the Mid-Atlantic, covering North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to 919-510-8937, 202-641-9660, 410-837-8315, 804-643-6646 or metro@ap.org. AP-Mid-Atlantic News Editor Steve McMillan can be reached at 804-643-6646 or smcmillan@ap.org.

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The North Carolina General Assembly’s government watchdog agency is issuing a report on how state regulators are doing helping eastern North Carolina recover from Hurricane Matthew after it reached land in October 2016. According to a legislative committee agenda, the Program Evaluation Division review being released Monday found administrative issues and a lack of expertise led to delays and $3.7 million in unnecessary state spending. Some legislators have questioned why long-term federal hurricane recovery funds have been slow to be distributed, and worry the same could happen after Hurricane Florence last year. By AMANDA MORRIS. UPCOMING:


_OCRACOKE-HATTERAS FERRY_ Long-awaited passenger-only ferry service between two popular North Carolina Outer Banks destinations is finally sailing.

_ SWIMMERS RESCUED _ Authorities say four swimmers have been rescued from rough waters at Emerald Isle.

_ OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING _ A Raleigh police officer has shot and wounded an armed man after the Fire Department responded to a medical call.




A trial is set to begin Monday in a lawsuit filed by women’s health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia. The lawsuit is among legal challenges filed in at least a dozen states over what abortion-rights groups call Targeted Restrictions on Abortion Providers. The trial is set to begin as a handful of states have recently passed near-total bans on abortions. By DENISE LAVOIE. UPCOMING:


_ JAIL DEATH _ The family of man who died while serving a sentence at a regional jail in Virginia says he begged jail officials for help in the weeks before his death.

_ POLITICS-WOMEN OF COLOR _ More than 200 women have attended a town hall meeting to promote women of color running for local and statewide office in Virginia.

_ TRAIL SHOOTING _ Police in Virginia have charged a Charlottesville man with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man along the Rivanna River Trail.




A state panel updates Delaware’s official government revenue estimates, one day before lawmakers begin drafting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. By RANDALL CHASE. UPCOMING:


_ TEEN RAPE SLAYING _ A trial is set to begin for a Maryland teenager accused of raping and killing his 83-year-old neighbor.

_ MISSING TEEN SLAIN _ Police say a body found under a Washington, D.C., bridge is that of a missing Maryland teen.

_ REVENUE FORECAST _ A state panel is updating Delaware’s official government revenue estimates as lawmakers prepare to begin drafting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

_ FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH _ Maryland state police say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a driver who thought he had hit a deer.


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